Dr. Mary Beth Walker Named Dean at Georgia State
Publication Date: 6/17/2010
Dr. Mary Beth Walker, professor and chair of the department of economics at Georgia State University (GSU), has been named dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and math from Rhodes and master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from Rice University.
Prior to joining GSU in 1991, Walker was an assistant professor of economics at Emory University for three years and an instructor at Rice University. Her areas of expertise include applied micro-economics, education policy and health policy.
“Dr. Walker embodies the Andrew Young School mission to create and disseminate knowledge for policy makers and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and business worlds, and to educate students to become the next generation of policy scholars and practitioners,” said GSU Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Risa Palm.
Palm added, “I am confident that under her leadership, the Andrew Young School will continue its rise as one of the top policy schools in the country with regional, national and global reach.”
Founded in 1996 and named for the Honorable Andrew Young in 1999, the School of Policy Studies houses the department of economics and the department of public management and policy, along with seven research centers.